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Welcome

Hi, welcome to Worms Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the User:WormyBot page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything!

Good luck editing, ~Boggy B~ (talk) 16:09, February 4, 2015 (UTC)

How do bots work on wikis?

How do bots work??!??? CoOkIe1164 (talk) 22:07, February 4, 2015 (UTC)

The designation of "bot" is given to accounts which are running certain kinds of software like AutoWikiBrowser or Pywikibot. This software allows a user to set up changes to be made automatically or semi-automatically, which in turn allows repetitive or tedious tasks to be completed extremely quickly. Such tasks include mass-changing of categories on pages, spellchecking an entire wiki, and (if the bot is run by and made into an administrator) mass-deletion of images.
Considering how many changes they can make in such short periods of time, there is a special Bot flag which can be requested from Wikia Staff for an account which is going to be run as a bot. This flag causes changes made by the account to be hidden by default on Special:WikiActivity and Special:RecentChanges in addition to a few other effects (such as not being welcomed by the welcome tool).
Oscuritaforze (talk) 22:53, February 4, 2015 (UTC)
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